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Local McDonald’s Forced To Close Amid Protest For Higher Wages
CBSlocal ^ | 29 Aug 2013

Posted on 08/29/2013 8:53:01 AM PDT by shove_it

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ/AP) - A local McDonald’s restaurant was forced to close after its employees walked out and hundreds gathered outside to protest for higher wages.

The restaurant on 8 Mile and Lahser roads along the Detroit/Southfield city line was just one location locally where fast food workers are participating in a nationwide “walkout for better wages.”

Over 200 protestors crowded the restaurant, carrying signs that read “We are worth more. Strike for 15,” as in $15 an hour...

(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
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Now you got no job. When will they ever learn that the only job security comes from a profitable employer?
1 posted on 08/29/2013 8:53:01 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it; cripplecreek

Honk


2 posted on 08/29/2013 8:54:23 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us about 0bama's America)
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To: shove_it

Mickey D’s should close up in Detroit anyway. That city is a lost cause.


3 posted on 08/29/2013 8:54:44 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: shove_it

Economics 101.


4 posted on 08/29/2013 8:54:55 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: MeganC

Have you seen Mickey D’s ad campaigns lately? They seem to be aiming ONLY at the customers in inner-city Chicago and Detroit.


5 posted on 08/29/2013 8:55:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: shove_it

I paid $12 for lunch at a McDonalds last weekend. I can get a better meal in a subshop for $7!


6 posted on 08/29/2013 8:56:17 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: shove_it

As I pondered the possible mid- to long-term fallout from this sort of thing, a thought suddenly hit me like a brick:

Time to buy gold.


7 posted on 08/29/2013 8:56:22 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: shove_it

I have some good news and some bad news.

The good news is we raised your pay to $15/hour.

The bad news is we have to let you go.


8 posted on 08/29/2013 8:56:24 AM PDT by radec
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To: shove_it

A McDonalds on 8 Mile Road in Detroit?

Oh, the rich, rich irony.


9 posted on 08/29/2013 8:56:37 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: shove_it

Well, if SEIU can organize the fast food workers (and collect hefty dues) a strike by one group would be a strike by all. Would Mickey D cave or just become an international corporation because business in the US had become too expensive and unprofitable? I wonder.

Or would the government come in and say they had to serve fast food in the ‘hood, even if it was unprofitable? Don’t laugh—remember the Christian photographer who the government said had take pictures at gay weddings? He was treated like a public utility, a state slave, who had to perform on demand.


10 posted on 08/29/2013 8:56:38 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: cotton1706

There is a GREAT all you can eat chinese place by where I work. $4.99 all day.


11 posted on 08/29/2013 8:56:58 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: shove_it

This morning, one of my Madison WI co-workers suggested that it won’t be easy to get fast food today.

I responded that it won’t be a problem, not around here. He responded, “We’ll see.”

At lunch, I plan to go to the Culver’s in Middleton, WI. I expect business as usual.

For those in Southfield, MI, I recommend Fishbone’s Rhythm Kitchen. A little more expensive, but great food. I doubt their employees get appreciably more than the fast food joints (except waitresses who receive good tips).

Has anyone else around here scouted the local fast food joints to see if there is any appreciable effect?


12 posted on 08/29/2013 8:57:05 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: shove_it

I’d love to see all folks get more wages...but I’m afraid the laws of economics (none of which are understandable to progressives) always prevail.


13 posted on 08/29/2013 8:57:18 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: shove_it
When will they ever learn that the only job security comes from a profitable employer?

Exactly. Couple this stupidity with Obozo's war against the rich, and you can see why the economy is in so much trouble. The real solution to low income is economic growth. Even if your slice of the pie is fixed and you can't take it away from the rich, double the size of the pie and your income doubles. Why can't a liberal see that a rising tide lifts all boats? I don't know about you, but in 46 years of working, I never had one poor person hire me.

14 posted on 08/29/2013 8:57:46 AM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: shove_it

I am not denigrating fast food jobs, but don’t they realize there are people in some more skilled jobs that don’t make $15?


15 posted on 08/29/2013 8:57:59 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: left that other site

Robotics....get rid of the fat twerking ass, can speak any known language employees...


16 posted on 08/29/2013 8:58:34 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: shove_it

Yeah, getting $7.75 to say, “You want fries with that?” Seriously? They are already overpaid.


17 posted on 08/29/2013 8:58:54 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: MeganC

“Mickey D’s should close up in Detroit anyway. That city is a lost cause.”

Flipping a hamburger does not have the same technical skill as constructing a vehicle.

It is not McDonald’s responsibility to subsidize the failed policies of the US government.


18 posted on 08/29/2013 8:59:28 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: shove_it

You may be priceless as a human being, but your work is NOT worth $15 per hour if all you can get is minimum wage. Minimum wage means that your labor isn’t even worth THAT much, if the government has to force another party to pay it. This is where Mitt Romney lost the election in the 2nd debate. He could have told that college student that a job is not “given”, but earned.


19 posted on 08/29/2013 9:00:31 AM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“They seem to be aiming ONLY at the customers in inner-city Chicago and Detroit.”

same here, we even have the ads in spanish. Not a big deal in hindsight as in my city, whites go to In N Out or Tommy’s.


20 posted on 08/29/2013 9:01:33 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: shove_it; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; ...

I just called, they answered the phone said they are open and she said that they never closed.

The title looked fishy to me.

The aticle at link talks about everything but closing. Contact info:

McDonalds Restaurant
Report Incorrect Info Address
22021 West 8 Mile Road
Detroit, MI - 48219, US

Phone: (313) 533-3410


21 posted on 08/29/2013 9:01:50 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: cotton1706
“I paid $12 for lunch at a McDonalds last weekend. I can get a better meal in a subshop for $7!”

If your looking for a goog burger and the 5 guys burger chain is in your area I would recomend it. A little pricey but the food is fresh...............and best of all the staff hasn’t got an attitude, If u know what I mean. ;)

22 posted on 08/29/2013 9:02:36 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: shove_it

Went to my local McDonalds this morning for breakfast and there was not a problem. Business as usual.


23 posted on 08/29/2013 9:02:39 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: shove_it

Just fire all the employees and hire new ones. Open up again in a few days.


24 posted on 08/29/2013 9:03:00 AM PDT by TheDon (Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out.)
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To: V_TWIN

goog = good


25 posted on 08/29/2013 9:03:04 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Kind of like the new Kmart ads. Didn’t visit Mickey D’s or Kmart over the years and you can be rest assured that I won’t in the future.


26 posted on 08/29/2013 9:03:08 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: shove_it

I have been cured of any craving for McDonalds food after this article (and so have my teenagers)

In fact the thought of eating at McDonalds now induces mild nausea

http://www.naturalnews.com/041646_Chicken_McNuggets_forensic_food_analysis_strange_fibers.html


27 posted on 08/29/2013 9:03:11 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
...remember the Christian photographer who the government said had take pictures at gay weddings?

I do, and it was the New Mexico Supreme Court that ruled they had to take the pictures. The judge was stupid enough to say that "it's the cost of being a citizen". Really? If my beliefs and my religion prevent me from sanctioning gay marriage, where does it say in the Constitution the gov't has the right to force me to subvert my beliefs? Oh...wait...this administration has tossed out the Constitution.

28 posted on 08/29/2013 9:03:26 AM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: BubbaJunebug

The only obnoxious smart-alec robot I have ever encountered was in the Woody Allen Movie “Sleeper” LOL.


29 posted on 08/29/2013 9:03:26 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: econjack
I never had one poor person hire me.

Me either. That's another lesson these folks fail to comprehend.

30 posted on 08/29/2013 9:04:30 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us about 0bama's America)
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To: shove_it

***“We are worth more. Strike for 15,” as in $15 an hour...***

There was a time when .45 cents an hour was enough. But then a burger only cost .20 cents or five for a dollar.

Then they wanted more...


31 posted on 08/29/2013 9:04:57 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Have you seen Mickey D’s ad campaigns lately?

Honestly, I haven't seen much TV this summer. Been way too busy. The only reason I have that I can be on FR so much these days is that I'm due in seven weeks and need to be off my feet.

32 posted on 08/29/2013 9:07:21 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

***They seem to be aiming ONLY at the customers in inner-city Chicago and Detroit.***

In the 1990s, McDonalds had a contest in which the winner would receive a two week vacation to...”THE MOTHER COUNTRY!” of central Africa.

This contest was held in heavy black areas only. I saw it in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.


33 posted on 08/29/2013 9:07:22 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: sickoflibs

Thanks for the research and honest reporting. I should have known this would be a lie coming from a source like SEE BS.


34 posted on 08/29/2013 9:08:05 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us about 0bama's America)
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To: shove_it

these under appreciated Food Preparation Specialists were simply trying to do their part to help Re-Fund Detroit......./s


35 posted on 08/29/2013 9:08:31 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: shove_it

A word to the wise:

Pull your business OUT of minority areas.


36 posted on 08/29/2013 9:08:34 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: shove_it

Screw em. For every striking worker, there are 10 people who would do the same job for a lower wage.


37 posted on 08/29/2013 9:09:22 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: shove_it

I don’t care for McDonalds, but I believe I will go there today, cross any picket line(which I bet won’t be there) and buy a burger.

Just for spite!


38 posted on 08/29/2013 9:09:51 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: sickoflibs
B T T T ! ! ! ©

39 posted on 08/29/2013 9:09:53 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: cotton1706

“?I paid $12 for lunch at a McDonalds last weekend. I can get a better meal in a subshop for $7!”

You can get a great meal at a Chinese place for $12. Almost as fast too.


40 posted on 08/29/2013 9:09:56 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: rhubarbk

Has been awhile since I’ve darkened Kmart’s door. Last time I swear half an hour after Katrina shops on Bourbon Street were cleaner and more organized.


41 posted on 08/29/2013 9:10:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: shove_it

And....Soon this plot of land will sport a vacant building with small trees growing through the roof.


42 posted on 08/29/2013 9:10:42 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: shove_it

No jobs, no McDonalds. Now wait for the ‘food desert’ complaints about how there is nowhere to eat and no business in da hood!


43 posted on 08/29/2013 9:11:09 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: V_TWIN
If your looking for a goog burger and the 5 guys burger chain is in your area I would recomend it. A little pricey but the food is fresh...............and best of all the staff hasn’t got an attitude, If u know what I mean. ;)

I just want to go where as a white guy, I don't have to worry about saliva sauce being added to my food. If you know what I mean.
44 posted on 08/29/2013 9:11:29 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: shove_it

Were I the manager of that McD’s, every staffer who walked out the door would have been handed pink slips and their final cheque, and barred for life from my store(s). I would NOT ask the staff who were off duty to report until a day or two later, I’d just shut the doors until then.

I would also have adequate security on site in case there was a sudden eruption of “mob-ness”. It’s amazing how well even the feral behave when confronted with armed men.


45 posted on 08/29/2013 9:11:31 AM PDT by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: BubbaJunebug

“Robotics....get rid of the fat twerking ass, can speak any known language employees...”


Given their product line , and my knowledge of manufacturing automation, this would not be that difficult.

The biggest problem would be designing a customer operated touch screen so easy to use a cave man could do it as in some areas like Detroit a cave man would have superior intellect.


46 posted on 08/29/2013 9:11:47 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: shove_it

The comments are brutal against the strikers and this is not published CBS Detroit site.


47 posted on 08/29/2013 9:13:52 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: cuban leaf
There is a GREAT all you can eat chinese place by where I work. $4.99 all day.

Do you know how a restaurant has to "purchase" to be able to offer "all you can eat" for just $4.99 all day?

 photo Chinese-Restaurant-No-Cat-Featured_zps5d06dc9d.jpg

48 posted on 08/29/2013 9:14:29 AM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: shove_it
All things aside, with obamaflation, $15 an hour is the new minimum wage. With inflation of price for basic necessities, and unimpeded taxation, you'll be lucky to outrun inflation, let alone being able to keep more than 1/3rd of your pay after the IRS gets through with you.
49 posted on 08/29/2013 9:15:49 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: left that other site
he only obnoxious smart-alec robot I have ever encountered was in the Woody Allen Movie “Sleeper” LOL.

You never heard of Marvin the depressed robot in "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"?

Marvin: Do you want me to sit in a corner and rust or just fall apart where I'm standing?

50 posted on 08/29/2013 9:17:46 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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